CSTO countries approve measures to respond to security challenges in Central Asia.

Russia maintains contacts with the Taliban on issues related to removing risks from its Central Asian neighbors, Sergei Lavrov said in Dushanbe, writes RIA Novosti.

"No one is in a hurry to officially recognize the Taliban, - said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Taliban not yet recognized by any country. Everyone says that it is necessary to have contacts with them on current issues, primarily on security issues, respect for the rights of citizens, and ensure the normal functioning of diplomatic missions. But no one is in a hurry with official recognition".

"So far, little time has passed to draw conclusions on the new government of Afghanistan".

 "The Russian Federation does not impose any conditions on the Taliban, it is watching how their promises will be implemented ".